Friday, December 5, 2014

Which Bicol towns are under threat of storm surge?

DOST's Project NOAH has released an updated list of the Bicol municipalities under risk of storm surge today, December 5, 2014.

According to the official blog, the list "is a refined version of PAGASA’s general advisory for storm surges and is issued more than a day ahead of Typhoon Ruby’s (Hagupit) landfall. It serves as a guideline for timely, steady and organized evacuation of communities, residents and families living in the affected areas."

Bicol towns under threat of storm surge
via Project NOAH
The list has 17 towns, including Uson, Masbate; Mobo, Masbate; Cawayan, Masbate; Placer, Masbate; Dimasalang, Masbate; Batuan, Masbate; Sagnay, Camarines Sur; Tigaon, Camarines Sur; San Jose, Camarines Sur; Lagonoy, Camarines Sur; Presentacion, Camarines Sur; Balud, Masbate; Milagros, Masbate; Palanas, Masbate; Santo Domingo, Albay; Manito, Albay; Bacacay, Albay.

Project NOAH cautions: "those living in coastal areas under signal nos. 3 and 2 are alerted against possible occurrence of 3-4 meter storm surges. Do not evacuate during the typhoon as flying debris caused by strong winds can cause fatal casualties and loss."--BICOLSTANDARD.COM
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